Ohio Government Highly Dependent on Federal Funds

All 50 state governments receive large amounts of financial assistance from Washington. A new comparison by the Tax Foundation shows that the states most dependent on federal funds as of FY 2017 were Montana (46.1% of total the state’s general revenue), Wyoming (44.5%), and Louisiana (43.7%).

Ohio made the top 20 list of dependent states, with nearly 34% of its total revenue from the federal government — although four of Ohio’s five neighboring states were even more dependent on D.C. dollars. 2/17/2020